His Excellency the State President of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Thursday, May 19, 2016 appointed Dr. George Chaponda, MP. as Leader of the House in Parliament effective May 19th, 2016.
After the appointment, the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika sincerely thanked the out outgoing house leader, Honourable Francis Kasaila for performing exceptionally well as Leader of the House during his term.
“I highly thank the outgoing leader of the house, Honourable Francis Kasaila for for performing his duties exceptionally during his tenure as a leader of the house. I also wish all the best to the new house leader, Dr. George Chaponda, MP in his new role in Parliament”, said the President.
The appointment has been necessitated by the recent appointment of Honourable Kasaila, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation.
This new role allow him to effectively attend to Malawi’s international affairs which often demand a lot of travelling out of the country. Therefore, it became necessary to allow someone to take over the position of Leader of the House so that both positions are given the due attention they deserve.
Malawians have received this news warmly by citing that Honourable Kasaila is a had working man and he will bring positive outcomes on his new role.